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Home release details for ‘Farming’ from Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

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Lionsgate has released the home release details for Farming, the upcoming true story from filmmaker Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.

Based on his own life story, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s Farming charts the extraordinary journey of a young fostered Nigerian boy who, struggling to find an identity, falls in with a skinhead gang in 1980’s England. Starring Damson Idris (Black Mirror), Kate Beckinsale (Underworld), John Dagleish (Judy), Jaime Winstone, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Suicide Squad) himself, Farming is available to own on Digital Download and DVD this February.

At six weeks old, Enitan (Zephan Amissah) is left in the care of a white working-class family in the dock-town of Tilbury, in Essex. His new surrogate mother, Ingrid (Beckinsale), makes for a complex, but dubious foster parent. Unsure of his place in the world, and lacking a mother’s love, desperate to belong the teenage Enitan (Idris) spirals into self-destruction, falling in
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Mark Adams Steps Down as Edinburgh Film Festival Artistic Director

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Mark Adams is stepping down as artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival after having overseen five editions of the event.

“It’s been a real pleasure to work with the team in Edinburgh and help deliver the growth and development of Eiff over the last five festivals and to be instrumental in re-establishing its international profile,” said Adams, who officially leaves this week. “I have decided it is time to move on and look to new and exciting opportunities.”

During Adams’ tenure at festival, overall admissions increased, hitting 70,000 in 2019. His innovations included the People’s Premiere, extending the reach of the festival, and delivering immersive cinema experiences for new festival audiences.

Sandy Begbie, chair of the festival, said: “Mark has worked tirelessly to ensure that Eiff remained relevant to old and new audiences alike. As we look forward to the future, we are hugely grateful for all that
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Kate Beckinsale Thinks She Looks Like Ryan Reynolds, He Responds with Perfect Movie Idea

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Kate Beckinsale Thinks She Looks Like Ryan Reynolds, He Responds with Perfect Movie Idea
Kate Beckinsale refuses to co-star with Ryan Reynolds in any kind of movie, and her reason for that may not be what you expect. According to the actress, she is the spitting image of Reynolds, and putting her alongside the actor on screen would bring more attention to their similarities.

While speaking with Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on The Tonight Show, Kate Beckinsale claims she looks "exactly" like the Deadpool star, going so far as to admit she even sometimes mistakes images of Reynolds for herself. Here's how Beckinsale describes her resemblance to Reynolds.

"I look exactly like Ryan Reynolds. Like, in a shocking way. Sometimes, when I see a bus going by with a poster, and I think, 'Damn, I look hot. Oh, wait, that's not me, it's [Ryan]... I can't be in the same room with him. One of us would, I think, explode, or something would happen.
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Killer Croc Actor Rules Himself Out Of The Suicide Squad

It’s only been three years (and change) since DC’s Suicide Squad movie arrived in theaters, and already, Warner Bros. is plotting a hard reset with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn at the helm.

The Powers That Be made the swoop soon after Gunn was fired by Disney – only to be reinstated at the helm of Guardians 3, which he’ll begin developing once The Suicide Squad has seen the warm light of day. It’ll feature an entirely new version of Task Force X, though there’s still room in Gunn’s ranks for Harley Quinn (Birds of Prey‘s Margot Robbie), Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman) and Captain Boomerang, the latter of whom will be played once again by Jai Courtney.

One cast member who won’t be returning though is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who portrayed Killer Croc in the 2016 spinoff. As a matter of fact,
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Killer Croc Won't Return in The Suicide Squad or Anywhere Else in the Dceu

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Killer Croc Won't Return in The Suicide Squad or Anywhere Else in the Dceu
James Gunn has reassembled The Suicide Squad for his own take on the supervillain legion, but while several key cast characters are returning, don't expect to see Killer Croc. In the original movie from 2016, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje played the scaly criminal, appearing alongside the likes of Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, and more. Gunn has since unveiled a cast list for his follow-up movie as production has begun, but while many stars from the original were listed, Akinnuoye-Agbaje's name was not present. This obviously suggests the actor won't be returning as Killer Croc in The Suicide Squad or any other Dceu movie anytime soon, and Akinnuoye-Agbaje has confirmed he's not likely to reprise the role.

"I don't think I need to [do it again], to be honest. I did it, I enjoyed it, it bought me a Bentley and I will keep moving on,"Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje recently told Yahoo Movies UK.
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UK box office preview: new openers ‘Abominable’, ‘Gemini Man’ will struggle to topple ‘Joker’

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Further new openers include Lionsgate’s ‘Farming’, eOne’s ‘The Day Shall Come’.

Two contrasting titles are among the new openers at the UK box office this weekend, as Universal’s animated comedy Abominable goes up against Paramount’s Will Smith action drama Gemini Man.

However the new openers will have to score strongly to knock Warner Bros’ Joker from top spot, which scored a huge £12.6m debut last weekend.

Abominable is a DreamWorks Animation production, about a magical Yeti in Shanghai on a quest to reunite with his family on Mount Everest. Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai and Tenzing Norgay Trainor lead the voice cast.
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‘Farming’ Trailer: Kate Beckinsale Stars In Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s Harrowing True Story Of His Childhood

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is probably best known for his roles in front of the camera. He’s an actor that has been in a number of great films and TV series. But for “Farming,” he goes behind the camera to tell the incredible true story of his childhood in the film “Farming.”

As seen in the trailer, Akinnuoye-Agbaje didn’t have the easiest time as a child. When he was a young boy, his Nigerian father and mother “farmed” him out to a white family in the UK to provide a better life for him.

Continue reading ‘Farming’ Trailer: Kate Beckinsale Stars In Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s Harrowing True Story Of His Childhood at The Playlist.
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‘Farmed’ out to a white family, I became a skinhead: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje on his first film

Nigerian actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was ‘farmed out’ to foster parents in 1970s Essex to improve his prospects. It did not go well, as he shows in his directing debut, Farming

There are some stories that, though they wait half a lifetime, must get told. Seven years ago, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje gave an interview to this paper in which he talked about his autobiographical film, Farming, which was then about to go into production after a dramatised reading of the script had headlined a Sundance festival promotion in London. At the time the actor was enjoying a measure of Hollywood fame for his role in the cult TV series Lost. Farming, which he had then already been writing and developing for nearly a decade, explored a real-life mystery: it was the incredible story of how he, a young Nigerian boy raised by white foster parents in 1970s Tilbury, Essex, had forged an
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Locksmith, Doc Society among Encounters Film Festival industry programme

The industry sessions will run from September 25-27.

UK film festival Encounters has unveiled the industry programme for its 2019 event, with guests including Locksmith Animation studio and Doc Society, distributor of the BFI’s documentary funds.

Doc Society will host a panel discussing funding opportunities for UK documentaries on Wednesday September 25.

Locksmith will give a masterclass presentation the following day, with key talent from the studio discussing their careers and future plans in making films for a global family audience.

Other sessions include The Happiness Machine, a presentation from a pan-European project connecting women animators and composers in the crafting of new work.
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‘Farming’ Trailer: A Young Nigerian Boy Searches for Himself Inside Brutal Skinhead Culture

‘Farming’ Trailer: A Young Nigerian Boy Searches for Himself Inside Brutal Skinhead Culture
Lionsgate has unveiled the first trailer for British-Nigerian actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s feature directorial debut, “Farming,” a fascinating true story about a young black boy’s search for love and belonging within a savage skinhead subculture. Based on Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s own unbelievable story as a troubled youth in London, the title “Farming” refers to the practice of giving children over to informal fostering, which many Nigerian parents did in 1960s and 1970s Britain.

Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s parents, at the time students in 1967 London, gave him to a white working-class couple in Tilbury, which was then a fiercely insular, majority white dockside community. He was in constant danger of physical attack from local kids who, encouraged by their parents, nurtured a violent fear of black people.

Seeing his skin color as a burden, and actually thinking of himself as white, Akinnuoye-Agbaje developed a reputation for violence, eventually joining the local skinhead gang
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Official UK Trailer for 'Farming' Directed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

"You ain't like them... You're better." Lionsgate UK has unveiled an official UK trailer for the indie drama Farming, which is the feature directorial debut of English actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. You will recognize Adewale as Killer Croc from Suicide Squad, or Algrim from Thor, or Heavy Duty from G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, or Mr. Eko from "Lost" - now he's telling his own true story. Based on Adewale's childhood, Farming is about a young Nigerian boy who "farmed out" by his parents to a white British family in hopes of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang in 1980's England. The cast includes Damson Idris, Kate Beckinsale, John Dagleish, Jaime Winstone, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Genevieve Nnaji, as well as Adewale. Damn - this looks very powerful and brutally honest. Worth a watch. Here's the first official UK trailer for Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's Farming,
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‘Snowfall’ Star Damson Idris Set As Co-Lead Opposite Anthony Mackie In Netflix Film ‘Outside the Wire’; Emily Beecham Also Cast

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‘Snowfall’ Star Damson Idris Set As Co-Lead Opposite Anthony Mackie In Netflix Film ‘Outside the Wire’; Emily Beecham Also Cast
Damson Idris, who currently headlines the FX drama series Snowfall, has been tapped to star alongside Anthony Mackie in the Netflix sci-fi action film, Outside The Wire. British actress Emily Beecham has also signed on for a supporting role.

Directed by Mikael Håfström, the film is set in the future and follows a drone pilot who is sent into a deadly militarized zone where he finds himself working for an android officer tasked to locate a doomsday device before the insurgents do.

Rob Yescombe and Rowan Athale wrote the screenplay which is being produced by Mackie as well as Brian Kavanaugh-Jones for Automatik, Ben Pugh and Erica Steinberg for 42, and Jason Spire for Inspire Entertainment. Josh Horsfield, Fred Berger, Rory Aiken, and David U. Lee will serve as executive producers.

Production is slated to commence later this summer.

Idris stars in Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje forthcoming drama Farming, opposite Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw,
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‘Snowfall’s’ Damson Idris to Co-Lead Netflix’s ‘Outside the Wire’ With Anthony Mackie

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‘Snowfall’s’ Damson Idris to Co-Lead Netflix’s ‘Outside the Wire’ With Anthony Mackie
Snowfall” star Damson Idris is set to star alongside Anthony Mackie in Netflix’s futuristic sci-fi thriller “Outside the Wire” as the second lead, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Emily Beecham (“Little Joe” and “Daphne”) is also joining the cast. She most recently earned the Best Actress Award at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival for her role in “Little Joe.”

Mikael Håfström, who directed “Escape Plan” and “1408,” will direct the film that 42 and Automatik are producing. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones is producing for Automatik, while Ben Pugh and Erica Steinberg are producing for 42, Jason Spire is producing for Inspire Entertainment. Mackie will also serve as a producer, and Rob Yescombe and Rowan Athale wrote the script.

Also Read: Anthony Mackie to Star in Futuristic Action Thriller 'Outside the Wire' at Netflix

Outside the Wire” is set in the future and follows a drone pilot who
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First poster and trailer for Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s directorial debut Farming

Lionsgate has released a poster and trailer for the upcoming drama Farming. Written and directed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, the film is based on the true story of his own childhood and stars Damson Idris as a fostered Nigerian boy, who falls in with a skinhead gang while trying to find his own identity in 1980’s England; take a look here…

At six weeks old, Enitan (Zephan Amissah) is left in the care of a white working- class family in the dock-town of Tilbury, in Essex. His new surrogate mother, Ingrid (Kate Beckinsale), makes for a complex, but dubious foster parent. Unsure of his place in the world, and lacking a mother’s love, desperate to belong the teenage Enitan (Damson Idris) spirals into self-destruction, falling in with a local skinhead gang led by Levi (John Dagleish).

When all seems lost, a sympathetic teacher, Miss Dapo (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), offers him one last shot at redemption.
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‘Schemers’ wins Edinburgh Film Festival audience award

‘Schemers’ wins Edinburgh Film Festival audience award
The 2019 Eiff closed with Mrs Lowry & Son yesterday (June 30).

Dave Mclean’s Schemers, about his early days in the music business in 1980s Scotland, has won this year’s audience award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, which came to a close last night (June 30) with the premiere of Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall drama Mrs Lowry & Son.

Schemers follows a concert promoter who tries to stage an Iron Maiden gig in 1980s Dundee. It comes from debut feature filmmaker Dave Mclean and is based on his own experiences.

Newcomer Conor Berry leads the cast, alongside Tara Lee, Sean Connor,
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Five buzzy titles from the Edinburgh Film Festival

Five buzzy titles from the Edinburgh Film Festival
The festival has assembled a strong programme for local audiences.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff), proudly proclaiming its status as the world’s longest continually-running film festival (running since 1947) wrapped on Sunday with the world premiere of Adrian Noble’s Mrs Lowry & Son, starring Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave.

The festival opened 10 days earlier with the scrappily entertaining Boyz In The Wood by Scottish director Ninian Dorff, setting the tone for the fifth edition under artistic director Mark Adams.

An eclectic range of features was dotted with the UK premieres of significant homegrown films in 2019 so far – Joanna Hogg’s Sundance-winner The Souvenir,
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Farming comes out on top at Edinburgh - Edinburgh 2019 – Awards

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s movie has won the Michael Powell Award for Best British Film; other winners include Aurora and Sakawa. A jury comprising Antonia Campbell-Hughes, David Hayman and Philip John has judged Farming, the first film by actor-turned-director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, as the winner of the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (19-30 June). The Michael Powell Award honours imagination and creativity in British filmmaking. In fact, there was a double celebration for Farming, as it also harvested the award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film for its star Damson Idris. The jury called Farming “an important, powerful and disturbing film. This story forces us to confront an unfamiliar, uncomfortable reality. Farming keeps you invested in its brutal world. Culturally adrenalising. Visceral. Inspirational.” Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have received this prestigious award, named after one of my cinematic.
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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s ‘Farming’ Wins at Edinburgh International Film Festival

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s ‘Farming’ Wins at Edinburgh International Film Festival
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s “Farming” has scooped the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s acting credits include “The Bourne Identity,” and “Suicide Squad.” “Farming,” about a black member of a white skinhead gang in 1980s Essex, is his directorial debut.

The winner was chosen by jury members Antonia Campbell-Hughes, David Hayman and Philip John. “The unanimous decision of the Michael Powell Jury goes to an important, powerful and disturbing film from Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje,” they said. “This story forces us to confront an unfamiliar, uncomfortable reality. Farming keeps you invested in its brutal world. Culturally adrenalising. Visceral. Inspirational.”

The same jury awarded the Best Performance in a British Feature Film accolade to Damson Idris for his role in “Farming.”

“I am absolutely thrilled to have received this prestigious award, named after one of my cinematic heroes, for my first film,” Akinnuoye-Agbaje said.
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Edinburgh Film Festival unveils 18 world premieres in 2019 programme

Edinburgh Film Festival unveils 18 world premieres in 2019 programme
New titles include ‘Balance, Not Symmetry’ and Emily Harris’ ‘Carmilla’.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) has launched its full programme with 18 world premieres, 12 international premieres, eight European premieres and 78 UK premieres for its 73rd edition of the festival (June 19-30).

Jamie Adams’ Balance, Not Symmetry, a drama about a Glasgow art student, which has a soundtrack written by Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro, will have its world premiere as the People’s Gala screening at the event. It stars Laura Harrier, Bria Vinaite and Lily Newmark. Biffy Cyro lead singer Simon Neil co-wrote the screenplay with Welsh writer-director Adams.
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Artist Andrew Levitas Tackles Corporate Greed in Johnny Depp Starring ‘Minamata’

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Artist Andrew Levitas Tackles Corporate Greed in Johnny Depp Starring ‘Minamata’
Andrew Levitas has carved out a unique place in the art world, having used his considerable skills across multiple creative platforms. A filmmaker, painter, sculptor, producer, writer, actor and photographer, Levitas is also the founder of Metalwork Pictures, a media production company that develops and produces original content, including his 2014 directorial debut, “Lullaby,” as well as “Georgetown,” “Last Moment of Clarity,” “The White Crow,” “Farming,” “Flower,” “At Any Price,” “Affluenza” and “The Art of Getting By.” When it comes to producing, Levitas says, “It’s purely about supporting other like-minded artists, specifically those who seek essential truth, and engage with their material in a very particular way. Beyond that, joy of creation is essential.”

Levitas is currently in production on “Minamata,” pictured above, starring Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy and Hiroyuki Sanada. HanWay is handling sales. The film, set in 1971, follows Life magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith’s journey to the
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